Herman lived originally in Germany but with all the bottle snatchers, Herman had to leave town.
It all started one day when Herman was sitting in his buggy when the culprit snatched his bottle "clean from his hand", in mid air and ran down the street. He tried to wheel his buggy after him but his mom was in the other room. The wheel came off and he rolled out right onto the porch. A doctor was passing by and Herman jumped into his bag. Herman yells at the Doctor, "move it buddy I need that bottle. The Doctor yells how do I get there? Nevermind said Herman, take me to the bus station.